US 9,810,401 B2
Luminescent trim light assembly
Stuart C. Salter, White Lake, MI (US); and James J. Surman, Clinton Township, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Jan. 26, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/604,807.
Application 14/604,807 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/086,442, filed on Nov. 21, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0138820 A1, May 21, 2015
Int. Cl. F21V 9/16 (2006.01); B60Q 3/82 (2017.01); B60Q 3/68 (2017.01); B60Q 3/217 (2017.01); B60Q 3/80 (2017.01); B60K 37/06 (2006.01)
CPC F21V 9/16 (2013.01) [B60K 37/06 (2013.01); B60Q 3/217 (2017.02); B60Q 3/68 (2017.02); B60Q 3/80 (2017.02); B60Q 3/82 (2017.02); B60K 2350/1012 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A light assembly for a vehicle comprising:
a substrate and a housing forming a cavity therebetween;
a layer coupled to the housing and including a first substantially opaque portion and a second translucent portion separated from the first portion by an electrically insulative gap, the first or second portion of the layer including an electrically conductive material;
a light source disposed within the cavity; and
a first photoluminescent structure configured to luminesce in response to excitation by light emitted from the light source.